Sunday, February 15, 2009

Home Study Complete!

Woohoo! Our homestudy interviews were completed yesterday! So exciting. The boys were amazing - considering they had been stuck inside with yucky weather all morning and she didn't come until 3:30!! They watched a movie quietly for the first part in our room and then came out and answered all her questions as if we had spoon-fed them the answers. (We might have but we'll never tell!) We were super proud and rewarded them with the caffeine infused drink they had been begging for all morning!

Valentine's Day was fairly uneventful - we celebrated our 13th anniversary Tuesday night with a really swanky restaurant date. Valentine's was spent as a family affair at home.

Our social worker says that our report should be completed within a couple of weeks. I think we start working on our dossier next. Not sure exactly all that a 'dossier' contains but I'll be sure to let you know!

Keep collecting ink,laser cartridges and cell phones!! We will be mailing out our 2nd batch this week. We plan to collect through the summer time!

We'll let you know!


  1. Woohoo! Your social worker surely felt the love and joy that radiates from every inch of your home.

  2. Congrats on being finished! Glad it went so well!! Your boys sound like they were little angels! We are impatiently waiting for our report to be written up as well. Don't you just want things to be off to Ghana so that we an be waiting for the fun part!?

  3. Congratulations on your home study and 13 years!

  4. Yea! You are so close!!I have lots of children there that I love; not sure if they fit in your age range, maybe a year or two off. It will be fun to see who is referral ready and who joins your family-they are all SO special!

  5. Amy, poor you! I will be praying that your mortagage lender can quickly and smoothly approve you guys for the necessary amount. I can't believe this would happen and right now of all times!!
    Assuming that gets done quickly, I'm so excited that you guys will be referral ready so soon! Canada is so much more frustrating...we might not be referral ready until July! When we finally get our report we need to get it approved by the government which can take 10 weeks (not counting the time it takes to mail from our social worker to our agency to the government and back) and then it gets sent to the Ghana embassy which adds another month! Ah! I just can't wait to be in the referral stage but we still have a ways to go! At least for now I can live through your excitement :)
    I'm so glad we found each other too! I am on fb- Leah Shea.

    Talk to you soon!

  6. amy!!! i randomly came across your blog-i think through kelly's. it was so good to "catch up" on what's going on with you four! and soon to be 6!!! WOW! how exciting=) i remember long ago when mark said y'all had a dream of adopting one day. that makes my heart smile so big that it's happening now. lots of prayers going your way=) miss y'all like crazy.